A beautiful 3-mile out-and-back trail. Maunawili Falls is pure magic – and definitely one of the most magical waterfalls on the island.
Maunawili Falls is a beautiful 3-mile out-and-back trail. It has recently become one of my favorite waterfall hike on the island. The entire hike was fun and muddy which made for an unforgettable experience. As we approached the waterfall, we noticed something really special. The sun was moving right atop of us which left the whole waterfall with the most beautiful sunbeams and dreamy feel. It felt like a something from a movie and an experience I couldn’t recommend enough. Something that makes this hike so special is also the fact that there is not only the second waterfall only a minute away that can be accessed by climbing up top the first one, but there is two awesome cliff jumping spots. The first is roughly 10 feet and the second comes out to roughly 20-25 feet.
Visiting Maunawili Falls is a definite must if you are in the area – and is a hike you will not regret.
Length: 3-mile out-and-back
Total Time: 2 hours
What you should pack
- shoes (that you don’t mind trashing)
- insect repellent (seriously – we got so many mosquito bites)
- camera (to capture those beautiful moments)
The Hike to Maunawili Falls Oahu, Hawaii
The start of the trail. Off to a great start with the beautiful greenery.
So far the hike has been nothing short of beautiful – it ceases to amaze me.
Stunning views of the Koolau Mountain Range. Maunawili Falls is approximately 10 minutes from here.
As we approached the falls – we noticed something really special about this visit to Mauawili Falls…
The sun peaked over the opening to the waterfall and left the entire place with the most beautiful glow I have ever seen. It truly was something indescribable – something you need to experience in person to truly understand.
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